Refrigerator Dill Pickles

My grandmother is a master of pickle preparation. Many of my fondest memories, in fact, are directly linked to her annual pickling production. In the spring, an army of grandchildren would descend on grandmother’s rural

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Hot Spinach Dip

My local farmer’s market is filled with vendors selling everything spring has to offer, particularly greens. I picked up a heaping bag of spinach recently, and decided to whip up this dip for dinner. Since

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Hoisin Chicken Wings

These hoisin chicken wings make a great appetizer with friends or a main dish worthy of curling up on the couch with your favorite movie. I chose the latter when I decided to bake up

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Meat Lovers Chili

One of the best compliments I have ever received for my chili was when a friend’s wife told me, “If you feed my husband chili again, he’s sleeping at your house.” This recipe has considerably

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Dried Asian Pear Salad

I believe the best salads occur when I clean out the cupboards. That’s exactly what happened here. I always have spring greens and carrots on hand. The dried Asian pears were extra samples from an

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